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Rescue Group: PAWS NEW ENGLAND
|Breed:||Labrador Retriever Mix||Color:||Black||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female|
Emmy is a fabulous pocket Lab! She is approximately 2 years old and only weighs about 35 pounds. Emmy and her 4 puppies were part of a pack of stray dogs living at a vacant house in Louisiana. Her babies have already been transported and adopted out to wonderful New England homes and it will soon be Emmy's turn!
Poor Emmy did have heartworms and is currently undergoing treatment to get rid of them which necessitates her staying in Louisiana a while longer. We hope that she will be ready to travel some time in January and would love to have a forever family waiting for her when she gets there!
Emmy is a very sweet and affectionate girl. She loves getting scratched behind the ears and ADORES belly rubs!
Being a typical lab, Emmy gets along great with other dogs, large or small, and does not show much interest in cats. She is fine with children and, really, just about everyone she meets! She takes treats gently and does not show any food or treat aggression.
Emmy walks well on leash, although she occasionally has to be reminded not to pull when she smells something interesting out of reach. She is active and likes to run and play but settles down quickly when brought indoors.
Emmy will be a fantastic pet for someone looking for the Labby personality in a smaller package and would even do fine in an apartment.
Emmy has received all of her vaccinations, has been spayed and microchipped, and, other than the heartworms is a healthy, happy girl!
Thank you for your interest in Emmy.
Donation: $450.00 (includes $140.00 transport fee paid directly to USDA approved transport company where applicable).
Interested in adopting this fantastic canine? Please visit our website and complete an online application – we respond much quicker to applications than to emails as we receive a voluminous amount of email each day and it’s impossible to respond to all of them in a timely manner even though we try.
An application does not mean you are required to adopt – it just lets us know you are seriously considering this dog for adoption.
PET INSURANCE: Paws New England as recently joined VCA Animal Hospitals in a program providing new adopters with a certificate for an initial health exam at a VCA Hospital and treatment of certain conditions free of charges for the first 5 days. This is a great program and PAWS is thrilled to be participating in for our adopter. There are also numerous other pet insurance programs available to shelter animals.
QUARANTINE: Paws New England participates and abides by the quarantine rules and regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, RI.
UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, ALL OF OUR DOGS ARE LOCATED OUTSIDE OF RHODE ISLAND BOARDED EITHER PRIVATE FOSTER HOMES OR TRAINING FACILITIES. If a dog is listed as "local", he /she is at one of our foster homes in New England.
We are often asked, "Why would you charge 'so much' for a rescue pet? Why not just place it in a good home?" The answer is because we need adopters who are willing to support ALL rescue pets, not just the dog they adopt. A young, healthy dog might cost us $150-400 in discounted vet care, and many people will want to adopt it; an older dog with health issues can easily cost $500-1500 in veterinary expenses, and it may require months of foster care for rehabilitation yet we can only ask a minimal adoption fee, and it may be a long time until anyone comes forward to adopt him/her. Fees from the younger, more adoptable dogs help offset the cost of caring for the others.